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Also traded in: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Mexico

GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.92
COST's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. COST: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
COST' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 1.31 Max: 5.01
Current: 0.92
0.19
5.01
Equity to Asset 0.36
COST's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. COST: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
COST' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.46 Max: 0.53
Current: 0.36
0.32
0.53
Interest Coverage 27.61
COST's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.02 vs. COST: 27.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
COST' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.45  Med: 26.36 Max: 30.84
Current: 27.61
16.45
30.84
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 6.16
M-Score: -2.56
WACC vs ROIC
8.46%
21.36%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 3.09
COST's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. COST: 3.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
COST' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.49  Med: 2.76 Max: 3.12
Current: 3.09
2.49
3.12
Net-margin (%) 1.98
COST's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. COST: 1.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
COST' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.52  Med: 1.75 Max: 2.05
Current: 1.98
1.52
2.05
ROE (%) 20.96
COST's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.52 vs. COST: 20.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
COST' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.3  Med: 14.22 Max: 20.96
Current: 20.96
11.3
20.96
ROA (%) 7.00
COST's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.51 vs. COST: 7.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
COST' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.09  Med: 6.36 Max: 7.2
Current: 7
5.09
7.2
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 23.20
COST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.58 vs. COST: 23.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
COST' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.27  Med: 21.85 Max: 24.66
Current: 23.2
17.27
24.66
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.10
COST's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. COST: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
COST' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 10.1 Max: 14.9
Current: 4.1
4.1
14.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.90
COST's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. COST: 6.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
COST' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6  Med: 9.5 Max: 15.3
Current: 6.9
6
15.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 4.80
COST's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. COST: 4.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
COST' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.4  Med: 9.9 Max: 22.2
Current: 4.8
2.4
22.2
» COST's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-12-08)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

COST Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jeremy Grantham 1,220,783 sh (+3.99%)
Jeff Auxier 11,450 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 6,295 sh (unchged)
John Rogers 14,063 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 39,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,333,363 sh (unchged)
Spiros Segalas 2,966,545 sh (unchged)
Jim Chanos Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 740,722 sh (-3.22%)
Ron Baron 15,152 sh (-3.44%)
Mairs and Power 2,898 sh (-7.65%)
Jim Simons 596,000 sh (-8.22%)
Mario Gabelli 47,445 sh (-8.45%)
Lee Ainslie 1,610 sh (-8.52%)
Chris Davis 2,663,678 sh (-11.42%)
Ken Fisher 3,814 sh (-25.49%)
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Q1 2016

COST Guru Trades in Q1 2016

John Burbank 34,973 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 265,800 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,110,213 sh (+86.28%)
John Rogers 14,834 sh (+5.48%)
Ken Fisher 3,915 sh (+2.65%)
Tom Russo 6,391 sh (+1.53%)
Jeff Auxier 11,551 sh (+0.88%)
Spiros Segalas 3,011,305 sh (+1.51%)
Tom Gayner 39,000 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power 2,898 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,333,363 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 47,220 sh (-0.47%)
Ron Baron 14,983 sh (-1.12%)
Ruane Cunniff 693,177 sh (-6.42%)
Chris Davis 2,328,833 sh (-12.57%)
Jeremy Grantham 932,083 sh (-23.65%)
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Q2 2016

COST Guru Trades in Q2 2016

RS Investment Management 24,120 sh (New)
John Rogers 37,970 sh (+155.97%)
John Burbank 45,552 sh (+30.25%)
Tom Russo 6,516 sh (+1.96%)
Jeff Auxier 11,552 sh (+0.01%)
Tom Gayner 39,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 75,000 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power 2,898 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,333,363 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 870,875 sh (-6.57%)
Chris Davis 2,112,981 sh (-9.27%)
Ruane Cunniff 628,312 sh (-9.36%)
Ken Fisher 3,406 sh (-13.00%)
Mario Gabelli 39,024 sh (-17.36%)
Jim Simons 337,700 sh (-69.58%)
Spiros Segalas 2,889,210 sh (-4.05%)
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Q3 2016

COST Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Ray Dalio 1,700 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 33,260 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 51,230 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,086,213 sh (+517.77%)
John Rogers 75,667 sh (+99.28%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,185,898 sh (+36.17%)
Mairs and Power 3,239 sh (+11.77%)
Tom Gayner 39,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,333,363 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 6,516 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 11,502 sh (-0.43%)
Ken Fisher 3,276 sh (-3.82%)
Chris Davis 1,961,214 sh (-7.18%)
Mario Gabelli 33,234 sh (-14.84%)
Ruane Cunniff 504,944 sh (-19.63%)
Spiros Segalas 2,497,533 sh (-13.56%)
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Discount Stores
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Costco Wholesale Corp and its subsidiaries operates membership warehouses. The Company offers its members low prices on a limited selection of nationally branded and select private-label products in merchandise categories.

Costco Wholesale Corp was incorporated in Washington and started operations in 1983. The Company is engaged in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States and Puerto Rico, Canada, United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Spain, and through owned subsidiaries in Taiwan and Korea. It operates membership warehouses based on the concept that offering its members low prices on a limited selection of branded and private-label products in merchandise categories will produce sales volumes and rapid inventory turnover. The Company offers merchandise in Foods (including dry foods, packaged foods, and groceries), Sundries (including snack foods, candy, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning supplies), Hardlines (including appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, and garden and patio), Fresh Foods (including meat, produce, deli, and bakery), Softlines (including apparel and small appliances), Other (including gas stations and pharmacy). It also sells gasoline in all countries except Mexico, Korea, and Taiwan and operated 508, 472, and 445 gas stations at the end of 2016, 2015, and 2014. Ancillary businesses also include optical dispensing centers, food courts, and hearing-aid centers. The Company's geographical segments are United States Operations, Canadian Operations, and Other International Operations.

Guru Investment Theses on Costco Wholesale Corp

Meridian Funds Comments on Costco - Aug 31, 2015

Costco (NASDAQ:COST) operates a differentiated business model, which is membership-based warehouse clubs. The paid membership base exceeds 42 million paying households and (at $55 per year) generates $2.4 billion in annual membership fees. This revenue is visible, recurring in nature, and over time, offers significant operating leverage as Costco gradually implements fee increases. Customers sign up because they receive significant value from Costco's ability to leverage its purchasing power to offer high quality brands at discounted value. Costco has always protected its brand and reputation, and, in many ways, was the original big box to think about the strategic benefits of customer relationships as opposed to driving traffic and transaction counts. Although the stock has recently lagged the broader S&P, Costco remains a core holding of the fund.





From Meridian Growth Fund’s annual letter.



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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 28.47
COST's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
71% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.85 vs. COST: 28.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
COST' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.33  Med: 24.7 Max: 31.66
Current: 28.47
14.33
31.66
Forward P/E 25.25
COST's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
92% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.33 vs. COST: 25.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 28.47
COST's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
70% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.22 vs. COST: 28.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
COST' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.33  Med: 24.7 Max: 31.66
Current: 28.47
14.33
31.66
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 108.81
COST's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
91% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.62 vs. COST: 108.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
COST' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.5  Med: 25.96 Max: 120.92
Current: 108.81
16.5
120.92
P/B 5.51
COST's P/B is ranked lower than
90% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. COST: 5.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
COST' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.85  Med: 3.15 Max: 6.76
Current: 5.51
1.85
6.76
P/S 0.57
COST's P/S is ranked lower than
60% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. COST: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
COST' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.63
Current: 0.57
0.24
0.63
PFCF 104.33
COST's PFCF is ranked lower than
95% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.26 vs. COST: 104.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
COST' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.06  Med: 32.11 Max: 115.94
Current: 104.33
14.06
115.94
POCF 20.41
COST's POCF is ranked lower than
87% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.68 vs. COST: 20.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
COST' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.93  Med: 13.49 Max: 22.66
Current: 20.41
7.93
22.66
EV-to-EBIT 17.91
COST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
64% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.82 vs. COST: 17.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
COST' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.2  Med: 14 Max: 20.1
Current: 17.91
8.2
20.1
EV-to-EBITDA 13.39
COST's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
62% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.41 vs. COST: 13.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
COST' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.1  Med: 10.7 Max: 15.2
Current: 13.39
6.1
15.2
PEG 3.39
COST's PEG is ranked lower than
66% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. COST: 3.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
COST' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.24  Med: 2.41 Max: 3.76
Current: 3.39
1.24
3.76
Shiller P/E 37.76
COST's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
81% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.80 vs. COST: 37.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
COST' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.65  Med: 33.94 Max: 44.48
Current: 37.76
18.65
44.48
Current Ratio 0.98
COST's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. COST: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
COST' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 1.11 Max: 1.22
Current: 0.98
0.94
1.22
Quick Ratio 0.40
COST's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. COST: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
COST' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.49 Max: 0.63
Current: 0.4
0.22
0.63
Days Inventory 32.70
COST's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
58% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 39.30 vs. COST: 32.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
COST' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.51  Med: 30.03 Max: 32.7
Current: 32.7
28.51
32.7
Days Sales Outstanding 3.85
COST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
75% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.97 vs. COST: 3.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
COST' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.72  Med: 3.91 Max: 4.32
Current: 3.85
3.72
4.32
Days Payable 27.00
COST's Days Payable is ranked lower than
76% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 45.81 vs. COST: 27.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
COST' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27  Med: 31.37 Max: 33.14
Current: 27
27
33.14

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.16
COST's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
77% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. COST: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
COST' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.06 Max: 1.64
Current: 1.16
0.79
1.64
Dividend Payout 0.32
COST's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
69% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. COST: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
COST' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.32
Current: 0.32
0.11
0.32
Dividend Growth (3y) 13.30
COST's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
70% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. COST: 13.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
COST' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 11.9 Max: 40.1
Current: 13.3
0
40.1
Forward Dividend Yield 1.19
COST's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
80% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. COST: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.21
COST's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
66% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. COST: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
COST' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.51  Med: 2.02 Max: 3.13
Current: 2.21
1.51
3.13
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.10
COST's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. COST: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
COST' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.5  Med: -0.3 Max: 2.9
Current: -0.1
-1.5
2.9

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 5.50
COST's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
82% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. COST: 5.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
COST' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.22  Med: 3.15 Max: 5.87
Current: 5.5
2.22
5.87
Price/Projected FCF 2.37
COST's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
73% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. COST: 2.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
COST' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 1.78 Max: 7.19
Current: 2.37
1.12
7.19
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.93
COST's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
76% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. COST: 1.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.28
COST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
71% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. COST: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
COST' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.43
Current: 1.28
0.71
1.43
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.38
COST's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
88% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. COST: 3.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
COST' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.72  Med: 2.25 Max: 3.61
Current: 3.38
1.72
3.61
Price/Graham Number 2.64
COST's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
80% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. COST: 2.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
COST' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.39  Med: 1.86 Max: 2.82
Current: 2.64
1.39
2.82
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.60
COST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. COST: 5.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
COST' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5  Med: 7.1 Max: 12.1
Current: 5.6
5
12.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 10.67
COST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.66 vs. COST: 10.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
COST' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.4  Med: 13.1 Max: 15.5
Current: 10.67
10.4
15.5

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Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $118,719
EPS (TTM) $ 5.34
Beta0.89
Short Percentage of Float2.09%
52-Week Range $138.57 - 169.73
Shares Outstanding (Mil)437.13

Analyst Estimate

Aug17 Aug18 Aug19
Revenue (Mil $) 126,714 134,687 143,988
EPS ($) 6.01 6.67 7.09
EPS w/o NRI ($) 6.01 6.67 7.09
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
7.57%
Dividends Per Share ($) 1.87 2.07 2.13
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